Rome, 21 Jun (Adnkronos) – “I am amazed to read comments expressing inferences and judgments regarding the ethnicity and nationality of some citizens who voted yesterday in the primary”. Paolo Ciani (Demos), third classified in the primaries for the mayor held yesterday in Rome, says this, adding: “It amazes me a lot, because those who say certain phrases seem not to know the regulation we have given ourselves for the primaries: if we have established that all citizens residing in Rome can participate in the vote, regardless of ethnicity, citizenship and religion, it is not clear what the amazement is when they decide to do so. A center-left coalition should, on the contrary, enjoy the participation of all citizens, no one excluded ” .
“The doubt arises of an unexpressed prejudice, according to which the vote of some is free and that of others would be less so. Moreover, that some citizens recognize themselves in some candidates and not in others, only amazes those who do not know Rome – continues Ciani-. La gauche caviar has tired many people: we are talking about the real people of our city, even those who, in order to remember a name, must read it on a piece of paper. This is why I invite everyone to calm down and seriousness, because yesterday was above all the celebration of participation. and democracy “.
“In this regard, yesterday World Refugee Day struck me what an Afghan citizen and a Syrian resident in Rome wrote on social media: ‘Our first free vote, long live the Primaries’. Maybe someone is too used to freedom and democracy to forget its true value ”, concludes Ciani.